Netflix Co-CEO Doubles Down In Assist Of Dave Chappelle And ‘The Nearer’—“Adults Can Watch Violence, Assault And Abuse Or Get pleasure from Stunning Stand-Up Comedy”



#Roommates, the continued drama surrounding Dave Chappelle and his controversial Netflix particular continues, and following his earlier assist of Chappelle, the Netflix Co-CEO has doubled down with much more. In a brand new assertion, Ted Sarandos made it clear that not solely is Netflix standing firmly behind Dave Chappelle, however that the corporate totally helps a person’s proper to observe no matter they select.

@Selection stories, Ted Sarandos, the Co-CEO of Netflix despatched another lengthy memo to workers members relating to Dave Chappelle and his newest stand-up particular ‘The Nearer’—and if critics assumed that he could be backing down following information of a reported walkout by transgender workers, they’re undoubtedly fallacious. Within the memo, Sarandos said “We all know that a variety of you’ve gotten been left offended, disenchanted and damage by our resolution to place Dave Chappelle’s newest particular on Netflix…Adults can watch violence, assault and abuse – or get pleasure from stunning stand-up comedy – with out it inflicting them to hurt others.”

He continued with dialogue and comparability about different controversial Netflix titles:

“With ‘The Nearer,’ we perceive that the priority will not be about offensive-to-some content material however titles which may improve actual world hurt (akin to additional marginalizing already marginalized teams, hate, violence and many others.) Final 12 months, we heard comparable considerations about “365 Days” and violence in opposition to girls. Whereas some workers disagree, now we have a robust perception that content material on display doesn’t instantly translate to real-world hurt. The strongest proof to assist that is that violence on screens has grown vastly over the past thirty years, particularly with first get together shooter video games, and but violent crime has fallen considerably in lots of nations.”

As we beforehand reported, following Netflix publicly stating that it had no plans to take away Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Nearer,’ information unfold that the corporate’s transgender workers have deliberate to stage a walkout on October twentieth.

In response to the growing backlash, Chappelle not too long ago mentioned that “If that is what being cancelled is like, I adore it.”


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